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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ and IBM MQ Appliance are vulnerable to a memory leak in pubsub (CVE-2017-1786)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM MQ queue managers handling publish subscribe messaging might leak memory in response to specific application requests, resulting in a loss of service.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1786
DESCRIPTION:
IBM MQ under special circumstances could allow an authenticated user to consume all resources due to a memory leak resulting in service loss.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/136975 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM MQ v8

  • Maintenance levels 8.0.0.0 - 8.0.0.8

IBM MQ v9 LTS
  • Maintenance levels 9.0.0.0 - 9.0.0.2

IBM MQ v9 CD
  • Maintenance levels 9.0.1 - 9.0.4

IBM MQ Appliance v8
  • Maintenance levels 8.0.0.0 - 8.0.0.8

IBM MQ Appliance v9 CD
  • Maintenance levels 9.0.1 - 9.0.4

Remediation/Fixes

IBM MQ v8 and IBM MQ Appliance v8


IBM MQ v9 LTS
IBM MQ v9 CD and IBM MQ Appliance v9 CD

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References

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Change History

17 April 2018: Original version published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018

UID

swg22013023